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The Study Area: Mindanao and the Bangsamoro Conflict Communities

  • Ayesah Uy AbubakarEmail author
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Part of the The Anthropocene: Politik—Economics—Society—Science book series (APESS, volume 16)

Abstract

Mindanao is the second largest group of islands in the Philippines, with an area of 105,712.2 km2. This southern part of the country is bounded by the Sulu Sea right next to Sabah, Malaysia in the south west, the Mindanao Sea right next to Celebes Sea of the Indonesian Archipelago in the southernmost part, and the Philippine Sea leading to the Asia Pacific Ocean in the south-eastern part. Politically, Mindanao is divided into six regions, namely the Zamboanga Peninsula (Region 9), Northern Mindanao (Region 10), Davao (Region 11), Soccksargen (Region 12), Caraga (Region 13), and the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). The ARMM is placed under an autonomous government among all other regions in Mindanao.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Humanities, Arts and HeritageUniversiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)Kota KinabaluMalaysia

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